I'm so happy to hear you're taking it easy and feel great knowing the main body of cancer is out of you. I'm so very pleased for you. I know that I don't have a lump per-se...just an "area" of cancer that the MRI will hopefully inform how big the area is-I genuinely can't wait to know what the future holds so that I can put dates in the calendar, etc. I really hope they don't want further biopsies at this stage (post-MRI and before surgery).
It took me a good 3 weeks to recover from the vacuum assisted biopsy in that my L boob was bruised for a good 3 weeks and driving over speed bumps was pretty uncomfortable for the first 10 days-2 weeks.
Sending you lots of good recovery vibes Kate....
Welcome home Kate and well done! Take it easy and don't overdo it. We women tend to push ourselves beyond what is acceptable! Rest, indulge in nice treats, and accept all the help you are offered. This is coming from someone who has yet to have surgery:). To all of you ladies who have had your surgeries and are recovering-you are my heros!
Good morning Kate and welcome to the forum no one really wants to join!
In the early weeks of diagnosis our heads are full of a million questions and nothing makes much sense but it all becomes easier to understand and you will learn the importance of knowledge . Its the key to coping with all of this, once we know for certain what's happening we begin to feel more in control and able to cope.
Its sounds as if you may be Triple negative which simply means your cancer isn't being fed by the three main things they test for, Oestrogen,Progesterone and HER2 and I would bet your still waiting on the HER2 results as they seem to take longer.
As the other ladies have said just concentrate on one step at a time, you won't have a definite diagnosis and treatment plan until post surgery once your lump has been fully tested so leave worrying about that until you get there, the thought of whats to come is often far worse than the reality and then we feel like we've spent weeks endlessly fretting when we needn't have!
It is crappy and unfair to get a diagnosis especially at your age but it happens and we deal with it, you will join a long line of us here who have been right where you are now and are now out the other side, plenty of support across the forum and never a question we can't answer! Xx Jo
Hello and welcome to the forum. Its not a place any of us would want to be but one thing is for sure you will get loads of help and support from the wonderful ladies on here.
The trouble is that we know we have a lump and all of a sudden our mind focuses on the size of it, it probably has not grown at all since you were diagnosed however it just seems to have.
You might have been gven a sheet with your initial diagnosis on which will have the information you say regarding the negative areas and also your grading, but I would not worry about that at the moment, just concentrate on getting the other side of your op on Monday.
Come on here whenever you need and there will always be someone on here to talk to even in the wee small hours.
Sending you hugs